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Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 142

Date:- 06 March 2004

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St Oswald's Infant School

YOUNGSTER'S at St Oswald's Infant School created a stunning Japanese Welcome Garden to win Groundwork's Environment Award and £1,000 cash.

They also created a wildlife garden, a tyre playground and seating area at the Old Swan School. 

Delighted head teacher Julie Mosinski said:- "The children have spent three years planning the gardens, and the improvements are still going on.

All the children are six or seven years old, and have worked so hard and enthusiastically. They planned, designed and built it mostly themselves. The children now look after the gardens, and appreciate them very much."

Councilor Paul Clein, the city council's executive member for education, said:- "This is an amazing achievement. The children are so young and have worked so hard to win this fantastic award. Congratulations to them all!"

The school raised funds for the project via the Parent-Teacher Association who gave £2,000 and the children raised funds by carol singing - Also received a £500 donation from Ford Jaguar, £1,000 from a Healthy School Award, as well as trees donated during National Tree Week.

The school will spend their winnings on more improvements to the school grounds.

A GREAT RUN!

DO YOU fancy taking part in the worlds biggest Half Marathon?

The Children's Hospitals Appeal Trust has guaranteed places into the Great North Run and are looking for volunteers to raise money on their behalf! 

Joined by 47,000 runners you could be a part of this fantastic 13.1mile event in September!
Alternatively you may want to enter the 10K Great Manchester Run in May, now in the second successful year, or have a place already for the London Marathon?

Money raised will be used to enhance the care of sick babies and children through out the North West.

Places are very limited so please call the Appeals Office today on 0161 798 1600 or email chat@charity.vfree.com for further details and a registration pack. 

Fatal Road Traffic Collision on Banks Road, Southport.

POLICE on Merseyside are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on Banks Road, Southport, opposite the Crossens pumping station.

Police were called to the scene of the accident at 1:30am on Tuesday, March 2, after a member of the public called to say they had been driving along the road when they spotted the car, a Peugeot 306 GTI, which had collided with a wall.

The vehicle involved in the collision was travelling towards Southport towards the Plough roundabout and at this moment in time there is nothing to suggest any other vehicle was involved.

The man who died in the collision has been named as Ian Prince, 34 years of age of Tarleton.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who has any information can contact the Traffic Department on 0151 777 5730.

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SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK
 THE BEST BITS ON TV 
by Caren Clark
For the week Saturday 6 March to Friday 12 March

1. The O.C. Channel 4, Sunday, 6:30pm, E4 Sunday, 7:25pm NEW SERIES, Fans of Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson's Creek will welcome this new drama that follows a young tearaway who goes to live with his lawyer's family in the seemingly upright community of Orange County, California. But all is not what it seems. Episode 2 follows on E4. 

2. Michael Jackson and The Boy He Paid Off, BBC3, Sunday 8pm, With the Prince of Pop being recently accused of molesting a 14-year old boy, this documentary looks back at the story behind similar complaints made by teenager Jordan Chandler in 1993, which never came to court. 

3. William and Mary, ITV1, Sunday, 9pm, NEW SERIES, Martin Clunes and Julie Graham return as the lovestruck undertaker and midwife. Having merged their troublesome families under one roof, the happy couple are celebrating their engagement but there are problems ahead. 

4. Paradise Hotel Five, Monday, 11:15pm, Wednesday, 11:05pm, NEW SERIES, Former Big Breakfast presenter Amanda Byram hosts this new US reality show where 11 singletons get the run of a luxury holiday resort but have to hook up with a member of the opposite sex or face eviction.

5. Brat Camp, Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm, NEW SERIES, This four-parter does its bit to combat juvenile delinquency by sending six troublesome teenagers to a US behaviour camp. But will a regimental training course really instill them with some much needed discipline? 

6. Our, Daughter Holly:- A Tonight Special, ITV1, Thursday 9pm, The parents of murdered schoolgirl Holly Wells tell the moving story of theirlives from the day their daughter disappeared with her friend Jessica Chapman to the recent convictions of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr. 

7. ER E4, Thursday, 9.30pm, After a brief cameo a few weeks ago, Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2) returns in this flashback episode which catches up with Carter's antics in the Congo and his burgeoning relationship with relief worker Kem (Newton). 

8. Black Books, Channel 4, Thursday, 10pm, NEW SERIES, Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey are back for a third run of the award-winning sitcom and put-upon Manny (Bailey) has been poached by a rival bookshop owner played by Spaced's Simon Pegg. 

9. I'm Famous and Frightened Living TV, Friday, 9pm, NEW SERIES, As if we haven't seen enough of desperate celebs giving themselves nightmares for our amusement, luminaries including Julie Goodyear, Keith Chegwin and Cheryl Baker will be spending a weekend in a haunted castle. 

10. The Worst Week of My Life, BBC1, Friday, 9pm, NEW SERIES, Ben Miller stars in this new comedy about a groom-to-be who goes through seven days of hell in the run up to his wedding to fiancee Sarah Alexander. Alison Steadman co-stars as Alexander's mum.

VARIATIONS:- Black Books, S4C, Thursday, 11.40pm, NEW SERIES, The Worst Week of My Life, BBC1, Northern Ireland, Friday 9:30pm, NEW SERIES.

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